Welcome to my wonderful world of handmade lampwork beads and handcrafted jewellery .

I enjoy making handmade beads that are not mass produced and have that original feel and look. As my beads are not mass produced not every bead is the same and can vary ever so slightly . This is why I feel excitement each time I melt glass as each time is like the first time. Any imperfections are stated in my descriptions so buyer please be aware .

Enjoy looking at my beads.
It is our imagination that lets us create these wonderful designs.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

What I did yesterday

Ok, these below are what I made yesterday with Kaz's lesson and her frit. I put this together. Rather pleased with these I must say ......
I also had yesterdays session using 2 oxys , soooooooooo much better and quicker just a bit noisy in the shed now . Oh well will have to turn up the radio more .

 Then as I am not doing so well at the flowers , I am finding I like putting the twists in to mix the colours and these are how they look , much better in person camera pics are not so good today.

Again trying to use colour and PPP the flowers , it might happen one day. I must say though doing encased flowers is really really hard then trying to encase it without the flower bleeding and all the layers you put in OMG is all I can say .

I made these focals before my lesson with Kaz . 

PPP with the heart press and new double helix glass .

My PPP at bead rollers .

Mallards !!

What a lovely couple 

I cannot believe this landed at the back of our garden

kaz's Day out

I said I would post pics, these are some beads that I made after Kaz's showed us what to do. 

From shards to ribbed to goldstone frit to encasing , Murrini I cannot forget that or stringer lessons again !!!!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

A quickie

I have been doing beads HONEST !!!! I went on a much needed next stage course with Kaz last weekend both Saturday and Sunday. The husband and son I hear you say , well they went to Barcelona to watch them play . This was our son's Xmas pressie from us so Dad had to go with him as he is only 12 .

And I had the house to myself all weekend so I went on Kaz's course. I need not say anything more about the Master and her teaching skills. I learnt so much and have put some of it into practise today. As soon as I  recharge my camera I will get around to posting my efforts. 

On a lighter note we have a pair of Mallards in the pond. 4 hours they have been in their and Bella has only just noticed we have movement on the pond. Pics will follow when I go into the office next week it shall be first on my list of things to do . 

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Updated Website

Just to say I have been updating with bits and pieces of my work. This website will be going through a change when I am able to change the domain name in August . I am still unsure how I want it to look so plenty of extra homework for me this year, researching what I would like stylewise etc.

I am having problem with sizing of my photos on the website. I upload bigger images than I am supposed to. On my mac it says crop so I crop. I do not look at what size I am making it. ( my eyes are glazing over just talking about this. ) I know my 12 year old would do a better job than what I am doing of it at the moment !!.